“The Japanese psychothriller gets a fresh spin.”
“Leaving the door wide for the inevitable and welcome the sequel.”
– Time Out New York
DEATH NOTE is based on the bestselling supernatural action mystery manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. With over 15 million copies sold, the hit comic has finally been adapted into two live-action feature films: DEATH NOTE and Death Note: The Last Name.
Directed by Shusuke Kaneko, known for the popular “Gamera” monster film series, DEATH NOTE was first released in Japan in 2006, becoming an instant smash hit.
The story begins when ace student Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue “Shinigami” death god named Ryuk. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies. Upset with the justice system, Light takes matters into his own hands and vows to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of all evil…